Francoise Joi Kitchen Appliances December 09, 2017 13:58:34
Living with a super tiny kitchen? (Me too.) You re probably always making tough decisions based on what you can and can t do in your space. And sometimes it probably feels like a big puzzle. Living with a tiny kitchen often means that you can t even fit standard-sized appliances in your cook space. But the good news is there are lots of options out there for more compact appliances designed especially for people like us.
"True chef-style cooking requires high heat which means gas heat says interior designer Sue Adams of Andover Mass. While many retailers advertise a"professional" line of electric ranges they just don t put out enough BTUs for flashing fish or searing meats."You can t have a pro kitchen with an electric cooktop she says.
You can get more options than you ve ever imagined in a new range from a stove that actually keeps food cold then turns itself on and cooks it to one that includes a microwave drawer as well as an oven. Features that used to be considered premium are now standard on many ranges including smoothtops sealed burners on gas cooktops and self-cleaning ovens. Even stainless-steel finishes which continue to be in high demand have dropped in price according to Consumersearch.com a website that evaluates product reviews from a wide variety of sources.
My new stove changed my life and I m not kidding. After a decade of constant struggle with an ancient Amana range (just like the ones Monty Hall used to give away in the 1970s on"Let s Make a Deal!") the final blow came on Thanksgiving. I put the lovingly stuffed 20-lb. turkey in the oven and set it at 325 degrees only to find after hours of basting and checking meat thermometers and fiddling with the dial that for some inexplicable reason the oven wouldn t work at any temperature lower than 350 degrees.
The warming drawer is a pro-quality feature that s ideal for homes where a quality home-cooked meal may be ready before everyone s ready to eat. Ken Dempsey has one in his own kitchen and says"If you have a schedule-crazy household like me once you have one you d never want to live without it again. It keeps food at the ideal temperature without drying it out and without cooking it more."
There are generally strong opinions when it comes to the choice of leaving out kitchen utensils or not. I tend to prefer to keep utensils in a drawer however for those with limited space (or those who like to keep their utensils handy) a good way of keeping things looking pulled together and sleek is to purchase uniform utensils that all have one style or color. This will go a long way in avoiding the"utensil mosh pit" that can result when you are leaving a bunch of mismatched pieces together on your countertop.